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Discover the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region of British Columbia and enjoy eclectic fodder for foodies, art-goers, music lovers, history buffs, and adventure seekers.
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Things to see and do is pretty much endless. There are spas and shops of all sorts, beautifully preserved heritage buildings, art galleries, golf courses and resorts, hiking, biking, paddling, and...see, endless. You can also go on a self-guided tour using our digital map or pick up a tour brochure from Sacred Ride or Gerick Cycle and Ski, or the Nelson or Kaslo Visitor Centres.
Arts, Culture, & Heritage
The famous "Kootenay vibe" runs through the arts, heritage and people of our region. With more heritage buildings per capita than anywhere else in British Columbia, Nelson’s and Kaslo's culture can be seen in our historic and gorgeously-restored homes, shops and buildings.
Shop & Dine
Shopping in Nelson, Kaslo and the Kootenay Lake area takes the notion of “shop local” to a whole new level. Our cafes and restaurants are among BC’s best, with award-winning chefs, top of the line wine lists, locally roasted coffee, and a full spectrum of local beers (four micro-breweries). We have a culinary nightlife scene as diverse as they come, from charmingly mild to outright wild. We can honestly say we have more restaurants per capital than New York or San Francisco!
From historic downtown Nelson hotels and inns to private beachfront campgrounds and resorts, you’ll find accommodations for every taste and budget.